Latest Articles in Patio

Undulating wooden wall and white cast stone pavers from Napa Valley Cast Stone in Los Angeles pool and patio.

A Spa-Like Patio with Stunning Views Cascades Down a Los Angeles Hillside

Amid southern California's chaparral landscape, a backyard offers sanctuary and room to entertain guests.
September 25, 2015
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5 Outdoor Dining Areas We Love

Like a park's picnic table built into your home, outdoor dining areas are a great way to effortlessly spend more time outdoors. Tour these five lovely examples from houses we've covered.
September 24, 2015
Custom backyard with a soaking tub and fire pit in Portland

Japanese-Inspired Backyard with a Tiny Studio in Portland

Howells Architecture + Design converted an unremarkable Portland backyard into a modern space for relaxing and entertaining.
July 8, 2015
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A Homeowner Uses Smart Technology to Manage His Napa Property from Anywhere

In Napa, a custom menu of apps helps a frequent traveler keep track of security—and his garden—from afar.
July 5, 2015
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5 Indoor-Outdoor Spaces Designed for Entertaining

With summer officially underway in the Northern Hemisphere, take a cue from these five festive spaces that take it outside.
June 22, 2015

7 Modern Swings and Hammocks

Swing into the summer season with these pieces made for shooting the breeze.
June 18, 2015
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A Breezy Modern Addition Opens Up a Historic Melbourne Home

A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian house to accommodate their growing and energetic children.
June 17, 2015
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Editors' Picks: Our 10 Favorite Planters

It's high season to exercise that green thumb! These stylish, modern planters are made for plants of all sizes—from a miniature, desktop succulent to a space-defining living wall. Read our June 2015 issue for many more green design ideas.
June 17, 2015
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7 Winning Outdoor Furniture Designs

Whether it's rainy and humid, or a dry, sweltering day, these designs are not only elegant additions to an outdoor space, they're made to withstand the elements.
June 16, 2015